EPB&B Makes More Happen for Feed The Hungry

EPB&B Insurance is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded $10,000 for one of our favorite Portand area non profits, Feed the Hungry.  This award was made possible through the Liberty Mutual, Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award, and to the over 600 people who voted for our story (we only needed 500 ) qualifying us for the award. 

Over fifteen years ago, Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker Insurance discovered FTH through one of our employees, Susan Anderson, who has been a board member of the nonprofit for many years. Impressed by the dedication and compassion of the FTH team, EPB&B decided to lend our support. “We were immediately blown away by the huge impact a small, grassroots organization could make,” explained Marc Baker, the President of EPB&B. “FTH does not just provide food — they provide dignity, community and a respite for people in need.”

Feed the Hungry was conceived in 1991, when there were no local programs providing regular meals to community members in need on Sundays. As a nondenominational organization, the nonprofit brings together volunteers from diverse civic groups, churches and schools to cook and enjoy a hearty sit-down meal while finding community connection. Located at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Feed the Hungry serves 80 guests a week, on average.

EPB&B has been an incredible partner to Feed the Hungry,” said Connie Ross, scheduler and board member at FTH. “Their generosity has allowed us to continue to serve the unhoused and those experiencing food insecurity.”

 EPB&B remains dedicated to supporting FTH throughout the year. Through regular donations averaging $5,000 annually, we ensure FTH has the necessary resources to continue to serve the hungry, many of whom are regulars every Sunday. Additionally, the majority of EPB&B’s employees volunteer with FTH and other nonprofits, demonstrating our commitment to making a positive impact in the community.

The  Make More Happen Award  will make a significant difference for Feed the Hungry, providing for nearly six months of operating expenses. It will cover the cost of cooking and serving supplies, holiday gifts of warm socks, mittens, hats and fleece-lined hoodies for the winter months, and even the salary of its sole employee, who coordinates dozens volunteer groups to help prepare meals and distribute gi

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